Rub-a-Dub-Dub, Wine-in-the-Tub

Because bath time isn’t baby exclusive

As a kid, bath time meant play time. It was an hour ordeal that required a massive heap of bubbles and a snorkeling mask. Yes, you read that last part right. I used to pretend the shallow bottom of my bathtub was a coral reef, and would search for “treasures” until my fingers were pruney and the water was lukewarm.

Now that I’m an adult, bath time means de-stress time. The snorkeling mask has been replaced with a glass of wine, but the bubbles are still a must! Here’s how I’ve adult-ified my bath time:

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Mumm Napa Brut Rosé ($24): Why not pair bubbles with more bubbles? This elegant rosé sparkling wine boasts a coral pink shade and a gorgeous nose of citrus, black cherries, and raspberries.

2013 Columbia Crest Merlot ($12): This sexy-smooth Merlot has notes of dark cherries and chocolate, perfect for an indulgent night-in.

2014 La Crema Sonoma Coast Chardonnay ($19): There’s such comfort in this perfectly-balanced Chardonnay. On the nose, you get whiffs of Meyer lemon, pear, and shortbread, and spice and apple on the palate.

2014 Concannon Vineyard Petite Sirah ($20): This is a fruit-forward Petite Sirah with flavors of blueberry, blackberry, and spice creating richness you’ll want to soak in forever.

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  1. Archipelago Milk Bubble Bath No. 29 with soy, oat, and rice proteins ($20): This bubble bath is the equivalent of soaking in a bowl of porridge with a generous amount of sweet, warm milk – decadent, divine, and a childhood dream of mine come true.
  2. Lush ‘Sex Bomb’ Bath Bomb ($7.95): The name of this bath bomb may just seem to be a good marketing strategy, but it does mean serious sexy time. It not only turns your bath water a bright shade of magenta, but is packed with powerful aphrodisiacs like jasmine, ylang ylang, and clary sage.
  3. No. 7 Silky Leg Oil ($9.99): This unscented leg oil is the perfect finish to an evening bath, especially if you’re going out on the town; it leaves your legs smooth and moisturized with a glossy appearance that will make you look and feel like a supermodel.
  4. Laura Mercier Crème Brûlée Honey Bath ($45): This indulgent shower cream is inspired by the aromas of a French Patisserie and leaves skin so incredibly smooth.
  5. Moroccan Oil Body Soufflé ($56): I love moisturizing post-bath and this light body lotion has the signature Moroccan Oil scent I’m obsessed with.
  6. Lush ‘Yoga Bomb’ ($7.95): The earthiness of this bath bomb instantly transports me to a far-away forest and puts my mind at ease.
  7. Dr. Teal’s Epsom Salt Soaking Solution ($4.89): Perhaps the best part of Dr. Teal’s is that the inexpensive soak comes in a large, heavy bag, meaning you can dump as much salt in the bath as you want without feeling guilty. I like the lavender-scented one because it’s an immediate de-stressor.
  8. Tree Hut Shea Sugar Scrub in Brazilian Nut ($7.69): I love a good sugar scrub and this one smells yummy enough to spread on toast and eat! It’s a great exfoliator and the sexy scent lingers.
  9. LAFCO ‘Marine: Bathroom’ Candle ($60): I love lighting a candle during bath time; it transforms even my small apartment bathroom into a spa-like space. The LAFCO Home Collection pairs scents to each of the spaces in your home – the foyer, living room, boudoir, patio…the list goes on, and their bathroom candle puts off a gorgeous, light fragrance reminiscent of ocean air.

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  1. “Technicolour Beat” by Oh Wonder
  2. “Missing You” by Betty Who
  3. “re:stacks” by Bon Iver
  4. “Naked As We Came” by Iron & Wine
  5. “Acquainted” by The Weeknd
  6. “Blue” by Fjord
  7. “I Don’t Have Time To Be In Love” by Priscilla Ahn
  8. “Soap” by Melanie Martinez
  9. “Come Away With Me” by Nora Jones
  10. “When We’re Fire” (Cello Version) by Lo-Fang
  11. “Dreams” by Fleetwood Mac
  12. “Name” by The Goo Goo Dolls
  13. “Young and Beautiful” by Lana Del Rey
  14. “Ashes and Wine” by A Fine Frenzy
  15. “One” by Ed Sheeran

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